Welcome to NUSU in the News! Here you’ll find all the coverage Newcastle University Students’ Union has had in the media. From TV and radio to print and online, we’ve been making a bit of a splash – even globally!

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CLR19 Bakes Up A Treat

Go Volunteer’s project, CLR19 Bakes, was featured in the
Evening Chronicle in April in an article demonstrating how the baking
initiative is helping orphaned children in parts of Indonesia

 
 

Case Study - NUS Disaffiliation

Picture the scene – it’s May 2016 and students at Newcastle 
University are about to hit the polls to vote on NUSU’s affiliation to the 
National Union of Students (NUS). Should we be in, or should we be out?
 

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Case Study - Beyond the Binary

With over 900,000 hits, Beyond the Binary caught the attention of the media in 2017. Saffron Kershaw Mee tells us how the NUSU campaign went from small to scale to a national issue in a very short space of time.

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Media Coverage

 

Lewis Goodhall visits SU with #Lewislorry to speak to students about the General Election
Sky News - Link currently unavailable

The Great British bake off to help orphaned children in parts of Indonesia – Caked By the Nation Go Volunteer Project, joint University and NUSU Press Release
Evening Chronicle - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/great-british-bake-help-orphaned-12951782

Newcastle City Council Launch House Party Safety Videos (Newcastle University and NUSU endorsed. President Jack Taylor interviewed live.)
BBC Radio Newcastle – Alfie and Anna at Breakfast http://bbc.in/2pdqSP9 listen from 25:29 Other references occur in: Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4447038/Warning-drug-fuelled-student-super-parties.html Evening Chronicle: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/warning-newcastle-students-risking-lives-12935156 Metro Radio: https://planetradio.co.uk/metro-2/local/news/control-house-parties-fatality-waiting-happen/ Shields Gazette: http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/students-warned-over-rise-in-number-of-drug-fuelled-super-parties-1-8511100 Full Press Release can be viewed here: https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news/students-warned-about-dangers-house-parties

Newcastle University ranked top 10 in the UK for student experience (University Press Release, Jack Taylor, NUSU President, quoted)
New Indian Press - no URL available

NUSU featured in the online coverage of the Guardian University Awards 2017 (Inclusive Newcastle shortlisted – ranked Runner Up)
The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2017/mar/30/guardian-university-awards-2017

NEST included on Press Office web page
Newcastle University - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/03/nest/

Students Lead Jesmond Street Tidy (Video and online article – Rachael Kitching, Welfare and Equality Officer, Jack Taylor, President and Rebecca D’Andrea, Student Rep interviewed)
Jesmond Local – http://jesmondlocal.com/2017/03/students-lead-jesmond-street-tidy/

Newcastle University ranked top 10 in the UK for student experience (University Press Release, Jack Taylor, NUSU President, quoted)
India Education Diary - https://indiaeducationdiary.in/newcastle-university-ranked-top-10-uk-student-experience/

How Newcastle students are helping refugees fleeing war-torn lands settle in the North East (NUSU Press Release, Phil Hay Volunteer Co-ordinator and NEST volunteers quoted)
Evening Chronicle - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/how-newcastle-students-helping-refugees-12761304#ICID=FB-Chron-main

Beer turns green for St Patrick's Day (University Press Release, Stu Brew Team quoted)
ITV Tyne Tees - http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-03-17/beer-turns-green-for-st-patricks-day/

An extra special green beer for St Patrick’s Day (University Press Release, Stu Brew Team quoted)
BBC Radio Newcastle (social media video) - https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewcastle/ 22,000 views

Fancy a Green Pint for St Paddy’s Day – Boffins at Newcastle University May Have the Answer (University Press Release, Stu Brew Team quoted)
Evening Chronicle - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/fancy-green-pint-st-paddys-12754401

Ronnie Reid elected NUSU President (no comment from NUSU, follow up article to that of the NUSU Elections candidates article previously published)
Jesmond Local - http://jesmondlocal.com/2017/03/ronnie-reid-elected-nusu-president/

New name for Newcastle University's Student Union Mens Bar revealed (approached by Evening Chronicle and South West News Service (SWNS), Chris Duddy, Education Officer, quoted)
Evening Chronicle - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/new-name-newcastle-universitys-student-12725758

Prominent Civil Rights Activists to Speak at Martin Luther Who? Conference (NUSU Press Release, Jack Taylor, President, quoted)
BBC Radio Newcastle - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04rjqsj (from 2.02:26)

 

Meet the student who says they’re neither male nor female (Radio Newcastle approached Saffron Kershaw-Mee, Marginalised Genders Officer)
BBC Radio Newcastle – sound clip not available
BBC 3 – Facebook (900,000 + video views)
The Evening Chroniclehttp://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/i-am-not-male-female-12558630
The Mirror - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/meet-student-who-says-theyre-9764265

Working in the Round (The MacEwan Award Spotlight – RIBAJ website)

ribaj.com - https://www.ribaj.com/buildings/the-rochester-roundhouse

 

Newcastle students show bags of support (NUSU and British Heart Foundation Press Release)

neconnected.co.uk - http://neconnected.co.uk/newcastle-students-show-bags-support/

 

Bid to silence pro-life group fails, amid university free speech atatcks (no SU spokesperson quoted)

www.christian.org.uk  - http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bid-silence-pro-life-group-fails-amid-university-free-speech-attacks

Worst ever’ antisocial behaviour in run up to Halloween (Jesmond Local approached SU – Lindsey Lockey, Director of Membership and Democratic Services quoted)

Jesmond Local - http://jesmondlocal.com/2016/10/worst-ever-antisocial-behaviour-in-run-up-to-halloween/

 

Students told to attend ‘consent classes’ at Durham and Newcastle Universities (Evening Chronicle approached Saffron– quote from Saffron Kershaw-Mee, Marginalised Genders Officer and Rachael Kitching, Welfare and Equality Officer)

Evening Chronicle - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/students-told-attend-consent-classes-11974721

Rise of expensive University Accommodation (Approached by ITV News, interviewed Jack Taylor, President)?

ITV News: broadcast live from Freshers’ Week at the SU with pre-recorded interview with Jack discussingteh increased rise of accommodation fees in Newcastle. No link available.

Freshers at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities urged to get vaccinated (Evening Chronicle approached SU and University Press Office – quote from Jack Taylor, President)

Evening Chronicle - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/freshers-newcastle-northumbria-universities-urged-11765562

 

Newcastle Uni among UK’s best for student Satisfaction (University Press Release – quote from Jack Taylor, President)

ITV News Report - http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2016-08-10/newcastle-uni-among-uks-best-for-student-satisfaction/

Eddie Izzard at SU with ‘Stand Up for Europe’ Campaign (with focus on young voters)

BBC Look North – Monday 20th June (link not available)

ITV Tyne Tees – Monday 20th June (link to follow)

 

University Students Urged to ‘Leave Newcastle Happy’ (quote from Anne Murray, Campaign Leader)

Campaign link: Leave Newcastle Happy

The Evening Chronicle – (paper Thursday 16th June and online) http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/departing-newcastle-university-students-urged-11481039

 

Dog Days at NUSU Comment Request (quote from Luke Allison, Welfare and Equality Officer)

Campaign link: Dog Days (Stressed Out Students)

The University Paper  - http://www.unipaper.co.uk/article/newcastle/news/jun_2016/puppies-take-over-newcastle-university-

 

EU Referendum TV Interview Request (with Dom Fearon, President)

Campaign link: Engaging students to register for the EU Referendum

BBC Look North – Friday 3rd June (link not available)

Sunday Politics – Sunday 5th June (link not available)

 

‘NUS Strike Backing Comment Request’ (quote from Matthew Price, Education Officer)

The Telegraph – link not available

Newcastle University to divest from fossil fuels (University press release – covering pressures from SU backed student activism) (quote from Dom Fearon, President)

Campaign Link: Go Green Week and Divestment Week

The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/25/universities-of-newcastle-and-southampton-join-fossil-fuel-divestment-push

The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/universities-of-newcastle-and-southampton-announce-plans-to-address-fossil-fuel-divestment-calls-a7050386.html

Evening Chronicle

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/green-pledge-newcastle-university-praised-11377765

Business Green

http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2459266/universities-of-newcastle-and-southampton-join-fossil-fuel-divestment-push

Energy Live News

http://www.energylivenews.com/2016/05/26/newcastle-uni-pledges-to-divest-from-fossil-fuels/

 

NUSU to Disaffiliate with the NUS (not including mentions post-announcement with other SU affiliation announcements) – coverage from press release date 12th May (quote from Dom Fearon, President)

Campaign Link: NUS Referendum in May Student Elections

The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/05/12/newcastle-cut-ties-with-the-national-union-of-students/

Evening Chronicle

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-university-cuts-ties-nus-11326067

AOL News

http://www.aol.co.uk/2016/05/12/two-universities-disaffiliate-from-the-nus-after-president-refuses-to-condemn-is/

NU Connections

https://my.ncl.ac.uk/staff/nuconnections/item/newcastle-university-students-union-to-disaffiliate-with-the-national-union-of-students

BT News

http://home.bt.com/news/news-extra/two-universities-disaffiliate-from-the-nus-after-president-refuses-to-condemn-is-11364060641156

The Cambridge Student

http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/news/0035594-newcastle-becomes-latest-student-union-to-disaffiliate-from-nus.html

Times of Israel

http://www.timesofisrael.com/second-uk-university-cuts-ties-with-nus-after-anti-semitic-chair-elected/

The Spectator

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/05/the-backlash-against-the-nus-has-begun/

The Times

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/students-vote-to-dump-their-union-jphlx56mb

The Tab (National)

http://thetab.com/uk/newcastle/2016/05/12/newcastle-votes-leave-nus-19312

The Tower

http://www.thetower.org/3363-second-university-leaves-uks-national-student-union-after-anti-israel-president-elected/

Yahoo! News

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/two-universities-disaffiliate-nus-president-201000337.html

Peterborough Telegraph

Link not available

The Yorkshire Post

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/two-universities-cut-ties-with-nus-after-election-of-controversial-president-1-7909093

The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/newcastle-university-students-union-becomes-second-to-disaffiliate-from-the-nus-in-a-week-a7026616.html

Capital FM

Radio interview organised with Dom for Global News on 13th May – link not available

NE1 Initiative (Get Involved)

http://www.getintonewcastle.co.uk/2016/05/newcastle-university-students-union-to-disaffiliate-with-the-national-union-of-students/

The Algemeiner (e-newspaper)

http://www.algemeiner.com/2016/05/14/second-british-university-cuts-ties-with-student-union-over-anti-israel-president/  

Arutz Sheva

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/212330#.V1V6V_krLcs

The Socialist Worker

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42751/Confront+right+wing+attacks+on+the+NUS

The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/UK-college-cuts-ties-with-student-union-over-leaders-anti-Israel-stance-453928

BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-36286060

The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/may/16/nus-national-union-of-students-vote-break-away-malia-bouattia

The Economist (Matt, Luke, Dom and Victoria interviewed by Economist journalist)

http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21699291-union-losing-touch-people-it-supposed-represent-why-national-union

World Socialist Website

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/stud-m21.html

Cherwell News

No link available

The University Paper

http://www.unipaper.co.uk/article/newcastle/news/may_2016/nus----disappointed----by-newcastle-university-students----vote-to-leave    

The Daily Touch

http://www.thedailytouch.com/sean/newcastle-students-have-voted-to-disaffiliate-from-nus/

st-for-student-satisfaction/

Drug Testing Kits available at Newcastle University Students’ Union (Luke Allison, Welfare Officer approached for comment as well as the Students for Sensible Drugs Policy (SSDP)

Campaign Link: Drugs Awareness Week

The Evening Chronicle

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/3-piece-kit-allow-students-11295709

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/10/students-taking-drugs-are-handed-testing-kits-to-help-them-asses/

The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3580676/University-students-given-access-cheap-drug-testing-kits-check-illegal-substances-taking-dangerous-not.html

The Times

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/students-given-kits-to-test-their-illegal-drugs-for-contamination-7kmcgq86b

BBC News (Radio 1 Newsbeat)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/36283720/newsbeat-analyses-newcastle-universitys-diy-drug-testing-kits-in-a-laboratory

Dazed

http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/31060/1/students-are-being-given-mdma-testing-kits-at-uni

The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/student-life/health/newcastle-university-students-offered-3-drug-testing-kit-students-for-sensible-drug-policy-a7020726.html

Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/drug-testing-kits-offered-to-newcastle-university-students_uk_5731b62de4b05c31e572910f

The Metro

 

http://metro.co.uk/2016/05/09/how-pure-are-your-drugs-universitys-gives-out-testing-kits-5870263/

 

The Mancunion

 

http://mancunion.com/2016/05/10/newcastle-su-introduces-cheap-drug-testing-kits-for-students/

http://home.bt.com/news/news-extra/students-at-newcastle-uni-are-being-given-kits-to-check-their-drugs-are-safe-11364060197253

 

Felix Online

 

http://felixonline.co.uk/news/6146/newcastle-students-union-to-sell-drug-testing-kits/

 

The Tab (National)

 

http://thetab.com/uk/newcastle/2016/05/10/newcastle-union-providing-drug-testing-kits-3-19176

 

 

 

SBTV News

 

http://www.sbtv.co.uk/news/students-newcastle-uni-given-kits-check-drugs-safe/

 

The Telegraph

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/10/students-taking-drugs-are-handed-testing-kits-to-help-them-asses/

 

BT News

http://home.bt.com/news/news-extra/students-at-newcastle-uni-are-being-given-kits-to-check-their-drugs-are-safe-11364060197253

Vice

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/british-universities-drug-test-kits-harm-reduction

Capital FM

Link not available

Heart Radio

Link not available

BBC Radio 1

Link not available

Volteface

Link not available

Channel 5 (Wright Stuff)

Link Not available

BBC Radio Scotland

Link not available

 

NUSU Celebrates Outstanding Staff at the Teaching Excellence Awards (quote from Matthew Price, Education Officer)

Campaign Link: Teaching Excellence Awards

NU Connections

https://my.ncl.ac.uk/staff/nuconnections/item/teaching-excellence-awards-celebrate-outstanding-staff

The NE1 Initiative (Get Involved)

http://www.getintonewcastle.co.uk/2016/05/nusu-celebrates-outstanding-staff-at-the-teaching-excellence-awards/   

Newcastle University Scoops Three Top Education Awards (University press release – covering NUSU’s Students’ Union of the Year win)

Campaign Link: Educate North Awards Shortlist

The Evening Chronicle

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-university-scoops-three-top-11233679

 

‘Campaign to break ties with National Union of Students Intensifies’ Comment Request (quote from Dom Fearon, President)

The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/04/22/campaign-to-break-ties-with-national-union-of-students-intensifi/

 

Newcastle Students to Challenge Stigma at Third Annual Mental Health Conference (quote from Andrew Lister, Mind the Gap President)

Campaign Link: Mind the Gap, Mental Health conference

Not covered

 

Paralympian Stephen Miller MBE to Speak at NUSU (quote from Liam Issac, Inclusive Newcastle Co-ordinator)

Campaign Link: Disability Awareness Week

ITV Tyne Tees

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2016-04-18/paralympian-to-speak-at-newcastle-university-students-union/

Good Morning Britain

No copy available

EFDS News Bulletin

No copy available

The NE1 Initiative (Get Involved)

http://www.getintonewcastle.co.uk/2016/04/paralympian-stephen-miller-mbe-to-speak-at-nusu/

Times Higher Education (THE) Student Satisfaction (University press release)

Campaign Link: THE Satisfaction Survey Announcement (Newcastle number 1 for student experience)

The Evening Chronicle

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-university-makes-top-10-11053374

 

Muzoon al-Mellahan to speak at NUSU (quoted Kay Hattam, Campaigns Support Worker)

Campaign Link: Inspiring Women Conference

Not Covered

Student Volunteering Hours Top 250 (quoted Louise Henry, Go Volunteer Project Worker and Katie Blundell, Volunteering Manager). 

Campaign Link: Student Volunteering Week

The NE1 Initiative (Get Involved)

http://www.getintonewcastle.co.uk/2016/03/student-volunteering-hours-top-250-at-newcastle/

 

Feeling Period Proud (quoted Rohan Kon, FemSoc and Luke Allison, Welfare Officer)

Campaign Link: Period Pride Day

The Boar (Warwick Student Newspaper)

https://theboar.org/2016/02/period-pride-day-coming-to-warwick/

The NE1 Initiative (Get Involved)

http://www.getintonewcastle.co.uk/2016/02/feeling-period-proud/

 

Students Call on University to Go Green and Divest (quoted Dom Fearon, President and Rob Noyes, Go Green Week Orgainser)

Campaign Link: Go Green Week

Not Covered

Students Find Cause(s) to Celebrate (quoted Hannah Goring, Activities Officer)

Campaign Link: Raising and Giving (RAG) Week

The NE1 Initiative (Get Involved)

http://www.getintonewcastle.co.uk/2016/02/students-find-causes-to-celebrate/

 

?Lib Dem Leader to visit Newcastle University Students' Union (quoted Dom Fearon, President)

Campaign Link: Tim Farron guest speaker event at NUSU

The Northern Echo 

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14226593.Lib_Dem_Tim_Farron_leader_in_Newcastle/

Evening Chronicle

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/nick-forbes-calls-lib-dem-10781802

Hey Event

http://heyevent.uk/event/gxykema4enerua/talk-to-tim-lib-dem-leader-is-coming-to-nusu  

Liberal Democrat Voice

http://www.libdemvoice.org/tim-talks-to-a-room-of-students-and-energises-the-libdemfightback-in-newcastle-49157.html

 

NUSU Christmas Light Show (quoted Nicola Chapman, Marketing Assistant)

Campaign Link: NUSU December light show display on SU building

Evening Chronicle

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/spectacular-christmas-light-display-newcastle-10591574

 

 

 

Press and Media Contact

For any press or media enquiries, please contact:

Nicola Chapman

marketingadmin.union@newcastle.ac.uk

0191 239 3969